Now available in cIRcle

The Health Advocate Role: Preparing Future Physicians for Socially Responsive Practice is now available in cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository!

Health advocacy represents an opportunity for physicians and physicians-in-training to respond appropriately to the social determinants of health, health care inequities, and the needs of underserved populations. To better prepare physicians-in-training, there is a need to identify tangible ways of incorporating health advocacy into medical curriculum.

The purpose of this e-booklet is to:

  • Highlight the activities of health advocate ‘champions’, Vanessa Brcic, Jocelyn Chase, Healthy Young Minds, Tracy Monk, Davedeep Sohi, and Brian Westerberg
  • Discuss the social determinants of health and provide case examples on health advocacy
  • Identify relevant literature on health advocacy, teaching approaches, and existing program

To access, download, and/or create a permanent link to this e-booklet on your blog or website, visit cIRcle at:

For any additional information about this e-booklet and other similar teaching resources from the Faculty of Medicine, visit the Office for Faculty Development.

Above logo is courtesy of the Department of Family Practice – Faculty of Medicine – at UBC.

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